Stonehenge tickets, entry prices and opening hours in 2017

How to obtain tickets to Stonehenge in 2017 with admission prices and opening hours


Stonehenge Ticket Office

Stonehenge ticket office: but few tickets available on the day

The Visitor Centre at Stonehenge is located over a mile from the stones. This is your entry point to Stonehenge and the place where you pick up your tickets, souvenir guides and audio guides. This page will cover Stonehenge entry prices as well as opening hours for 2017.


The Visitor Centre also offers a modern exhibition with prehistoric objects on display, and a spacious café and gift shop. A Stonehenge shuttle transports you between the Visitor Centre and Stonehenge (included in your ticket price).

 

Booking your Stonehenge tickets in advance - important

To be assured of entering Stonehenge the best way is to reserve timed tickets in advance on the Stonehenge web site (see banner link below).

 

It is also advantageous to book in advance to benefit from an advanced booking discount - do note, prices are slightly more expensive on arrival if you have not pre-booked.

 

Members of the National Trust & English Heritage enter free and there are various other heritage passes that may include admission to Stonehenge. Even if you are entitled to free entry you still need to book your entrance in advance.


Tickets to Stonehenge are booked by half hour time slot, the website showing you how many tickets are still available for your chosen date and time.

 

Note: you cannot reserve tickets on-line on the day of your visit, you must reserve before midnight latest on the day before. Only a very small number of tickets are held back each day for walk-up visitors.


Note: the last admission time is two hours before closing time of Stonehenge. Closing times are variable according to month of the year.

 

Stonehenge entrance prices & opening times

English Heritage advise to expect a visit to last around two hours. Please see the table below for opening times for 2017, with seasonal variability, and entrance prices for adults, children, families and seniors.

 

There is 10% discount for groups of 11 or more visitors paying together plus a free place for every additional 20 paying passengers. Free entry for coach driver and tour leader.


If you come by car you will park in the car park outside the visitor centre. It is free for people purchasing tickets to enter Stonehenge, there is a charge if you are not. Tour buses have their own separate coach park.

 

All Members of English Heritage or National Trust must show a valid membership card on arrival to be granted free parking and site access.


To enter the Stonehenge Exhibition at the Visitor Centre you need a full ticket to Stonehenge, anyone can access the café, gift shop and toilets though, for free.



Stonehenge Admission & Opening From October 2016 - October 2017

Admission

Opening Times

Adult

£15.50

1 Apr - 31 May

09.30 - 19:00

Child (5-15)

£9.30

1 Jun - 31 Aug

09.00 - 20:00

Students/Seniors *

£13.90

1 Sep - 15 Oct

09.30 - 19:00

Family Ticket †

£40.30

16 Oct - 31 Mar

09.30 - 17:00

Last entry 2 hours before closing
Members of the National Trust & English Heritage enter free

* 16-18 yr olds + seniors 60+

† 2 Adults and 3 Children

~ Closed 24th to 26th December

Stonehenge Tickets

 

What does buying a ticket to Stonehenge give me?

  • Access to the Exhibition - the "Stonehenge Collection"

  • Shuttle bus transportation to the stones over a mile away

  • Entry to the Stone Circle itself

If you are visiting as part of a tour you will get an audio guide included as part of your ticket price. If you visit independently audio guides can be hired for a few pounds. Audio guides are available in ten languages, (English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Dutch and Swedish). Alternatively a free download is available from the English Heritage website.

Where is Stonehenge? An introduction to visiting Stonehenge - full details

 

The gift shop, toilets and café are free to enter if you are not buying a ticket to Stonehenge.

 

Special Access Visits to Stonehenge

How close to the stones you can get at Stonehenge during public opening hours

How close to the stones you can get during normal opening hours at Stonehenge

During normal opening hours you cannot walk up to the stones themselves. The nearest you will get to the stones is about 10 yards, the monument being roped off by a low barrier, (see picture below).

 

However it is possible to walk up to and among the stones at Stonehenge outside public opening hours. These are called Special Access visits. During these sessions of one hour duration, only 26 people are allowed onto Stonehenge going beyond the barriers and walking amongst the stones.


The fact that these Stonehenge Special Access visits are outside public opening hours mean that they are at dawn or evening. Given that London is two hours' drive from London this obviously provides logistical issues in getting there.


The Special Access Visits are also immensely popular, demand far outstrips supply and they are often sold out months in advance.

 

We have dedicated pages for people independently wanting to partake in a Stonehenge Special Access Visit and also a page on scheduled Stonehenge Special Access Tours from London.

 

 


Christmas Day Tours departing from London

Most Popular Public Tours From London 2017/2018

With Adult Fares Stated & Links To Tour Detail Pages

Visiting Stonehenge and/or Bath and/or Windsor

Stonehenge Morning Or Afternoon Half Day Tour- £49

Stonehenge & London Day Tour - £52

Windsor Castle Windsor Morning & Afternoon Tours - from £44

Windsor & Hampton Court (Apr to Oct) - £78

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (inc Lunch, no adm Roman Baths) - £89

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (no Lunch, inc adm Roman Baths) - £89

Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £89

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group - Max 16 people) - £139

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge admission only) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £57

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge & Baths adm) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £64

Stonehenge & Avebury - from £59

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £92

Windsor, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £69

Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £89

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £101

Visiting Cotswolds and/or Oxford and/or Stratford and/or Warwick

Oxford, Stratford & Warwick Castle - £87

Stratford & Cotswolds (inc Anne Hathaway’s) - £79

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch - £88

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch (Small Group) - £139

Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & Cotswolds Tour - £78

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £101

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £92

Downton Abbey & Blenheim Palace - £139

Visiting Canterbury, Leeds Castle & Dover

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury with river cruise - £87

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury (Small Group Apr - Oct) - £145

Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Canterbury - £69

Special Theme Tours

Stonehenge Special Access (Walk Among Stones) Tours

Downton Abbey + Highclere Castle Tours

Harry Potter Tours

Small Group Tours (Maximum 16 people)

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath - £139

Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Winchester - £139

Salisbury, Stonehenge & Avebury - £139

Lacock, Bath & Stonehenge - £139

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch (Small Group) - £139

Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford - £139

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury (Apr to Oct) - £145

1, 2 & 3 Day Breaks To Paris, Scotland & Amsterdam

Day Trip to Paris - from £155

3 Day Paris - from £249

Day Trip to Edinburgh - from £174

2 Day Edinburgh - from £250

3 Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekend - from £279

3 Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekday - from £419

3 Day Amsterdam - from £239


Special Offer Day Tours From London